Seeing the world. And feelings.

Seeing the world.  And feelings.

Though I’m primarily dominated by thinking, emotional awareness and connection have become huge themes in my life.  I've been focusing on these threads of life a lot, particularly in my writing.  Why?  Because naturally, these are my weaknesses.  

About a year ago, I was sitting with an older man who I perceive to be full of wisdom.  I was sharing some of my deepest fears and desires with him.  He listened attentively and carefully.  Then he gave me one of those incredible gifts of insight that stay with you forever.  You know that ones I'm talking about.  Those gifts perspectives that hold both kindness, severity, and truth all packaged into one pithy statement.  

Who are you?

Who are you?

Each morning, we wake up from our sleep.  Some of us recall a dream or two.  We had an inner experience exclusively in our minds.  But some mornings, our mental car engines begin to rev, and our odometers haven't moved a mile.  

During these dreamless states of being, our hearts continue to beat, and our lungs inhale and exhale.  (My wife claims this night-time breathing is an obnoxiously noisy process for me).

After several hours of one of these dreamless states of being, we recall absolutely nothing.  Whether our minds were active or not, our bodies lay still but continued default operations.  Our conscious minds were vacant of experience.   

Where were "we" during that time?  Did we have a self?  Where was our "identity"?  

INTP INFOGRAPHIC - Architect, Enneagram Five, Creative Voice

INTP INFOGRAPHIC - Architect, Enneagram Five, Creative Voice

My social life has always been unique.  Before I started becoming self-conscious, 90%+ of my social engagement revolved around listening and paying close attention.

Here are a few things I didn't know yet:

  • "Quiet people are boring."
  • "Shy people lack courage."
  • "Girls like funny guys."

21 Photos To Inspire You To Travel To Switzerland

21 Photos To Inspire You To Travel To Switzerland

Nowhere in the world takes my breath away quite like Gimmelwald, Switzerland.  Perhaps more popularly known as the region of Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland or the Bernese Oberland region.  

Come see 21 photos that will take your breath away, and inspire you to visit this hidden treasure nook of the earth.  

Cultivating Gratitude and Awe: Tales by Light on Netflix

Cultivating Gratitude and Awe:  Tales by Light on Netflix

This post is dedicated to my Dad.

Almost two years ago, my daughter Felicity was born just over 3 months early.  My wife and I were traveling a little over 2,000 miles from home at the time.  Eventually, I may share a bit more of that story, but what I'm writing about today is something different.